It's 1959 and five high school seniors learn that they will not graduate without completing one final project. On their way to a secluded farm in swampy South Louisiana, car trouble results in their discovery of an old, mysterious church where they get trapped and forced to face their biggest fears. In this 1950's psychological thriller, "1959" brings back elements of Hitchcock style filmmaking with modern day drama and thrills.
This film depicts Bruce Lee's final days in Hong Kong in 1959, before leaving for the U.S.
Another volume of highlights from the 1950s and 1960s television series about the vanishing train lines. Here you have a chance to relive some of the great train journeys in this nostalgic trip which looks at the closing of the Wye Valley, and includes a trip on the 'Brighton Belle' and a visit to King's Cross shed.
The true, harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.
In this film, the famous singer/composer Zeki Müren plays himself. His flamboyant and luxurious life takes a tragic turn when he is poisoned, loses his voice and then gets framed for the killing that he doesn't actually carry out.
The story of the unconditional, no-holds-barred tour of America by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, leader of World Communism and America's arch nemesis, during 13 sun-filled days in the fall of 1959.
1959 was the seismic year jazz broke away from complex bebop music to new forms, allowing soloists unprecedented freedom to explore and express. It was also a pivotal year for America - the nation was enjoying freedom and wealth; social, racial and upheavals were just around the corner; and jazz was ahead of the curve. Four major jazz albums were made, each a high watermark for the artists and a reflection of the times - Miles Davis's Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck's Time Out, Charles Mingus's Mingus Ah Um and Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz to Come. Each opened up dramatic new possibilities for jazz which continue to be felt. Rarely seen archive performances help bring the era to life and explore what made these albums vital both in 1959 and the years since. The programme contains interviews with Lou Reed, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden, Herbie Hancock, Joe Morello and Jimmy Cobb, along with a host of jazz movers and shakers from the 50s and beyond.
Chapter 12 of the series 18 decades of life in Mexico in the twentieth century. Images of the cultural, social and political life in Mexico between 1955 and 1959. At the end of the presidential term of Adolfo Ruiz Cortines and the beginning of the presidency of Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Mexico is experiencing political stability and economic recovery after the 1954 devaluation.
The film focuses on the moral dilemmas one faces in life.
A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.
A filmed record of two concerts given in Hamburg, Germany, by opera star Maria Callas in 1959 and 1962.
The Sandman's everyday life, travels and fantastic adventures. The character often showcased socialist technological achievements, such as the use of awe-inspiring vehicles like futuristic cars and flying devices. Together with his friends, Pittiplatsch, Schnatterinchen, the dog Moppi, Herr Fuchs and Frau Elster. Premiered in DFF on November 22, 1959.
A miniseries adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II.